Visit our shop and choose from a wide range of Huguenot inspired gifts. Our shop includes beautiful crafts and a range of products and gifts including jewellery, toiletries and the Museum’s branded tea towels and tote bags.
We also stock a range of books about Huguenot history, crafts and historical novels.
If you have any queries about our stock or are interested in displaying your crafts with us then please visit the museum or call us on 01634 789347.
Now that the sunshine seems set to stay there is a lot to do in the garden and we have a lovely range of gardening gifts available in our shop. The Huguenots were central to the popularisation of gardening from the 1500s, which saw new demand for cut flowers and a growing diversity of decorative plants and vegetables. Their love of plants often inspired other crafts they were involved in.
Did you know the French Hospital has a Huguenot garden? It will be open as part of Heritage Open Day, 15 September 2018.
Lynsey Walters designs and makes wearable wool jewellery and hair accessories from her home in Edinburgh. Her work is strongly coloured and has a delightful nostalgic charm inspired by her own vintage collections and quirky sense of humour. www.lynseywalters.co.uk
Melanie works with illustration and metal to create vibrant and intensely detailed artworks that reflect her deep love and passion for nature. She starts by creating original, colourful and highly intricate gouache paintings. She then hand prints and coats the metal before it is cut, folded, coaxed, smoothed and transformed into her beautiful brooches. www.melanietomlinson.co.uk
Last year we held an exhibition featuring internationally-renowned textile artist and designer Margo Selby. This was her first major solo show in the UK and showcased her beautiful hand-woven framed textiles and an archive of her design work which reveals the creative process. We now stock a range of scarves and towels in our shop. www.margoselby.com
French Hospital in England
The French Hospital in England by Tessa Murdoch & Randolph Vigne
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.
“This richly illustrated account will appeal to a wide audience including social and art historians and all who are interested in Huguenot heritage”.
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.The personalities, achievements and the contemporary social scene are brought to life in this 292-year story.
More than a hundred new photographs featuring the museum’s collections of paintings, engravings, silver, furniture and memorabilia provide a unique visual record.
128 pp. ~ 145 illustrations
11 5/8 × 8 5/8 in. (296 × 220 mm).
Paperback edition: £18.50+ £3 postage and packaging (UK)